There have been a number of anti-Juve suggestions about the second placed team in the Italian Serie A – Napoli. However, the manager Walter Mazzarri has said that he is not concentrating on such matters and he is only focused on results on the pitch. Napoli will be facing bottom of the table team Pescara this weekend knowing that they can get all three points from this encounter to keep in touch with Juventus. Napoli are seen as the only title challenger for Juventus this season, and they have lived up to the reputation by being just two points behind the Italian champions in the table so far this season.

They come into the match against Pescara on the back of an excellent run of form that has seen them go undefeated in suffering the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Atalanta at the start of November. Napoli have also dropped just four points in the league since then, while Juventus have already suffered two defeats in the league. This has helped them keep in touch with one of the biggest teams in Italy. Mazzarri has also rejected suggestions that the match against Pescara will be easy for Napoli. He has said that anything can happen in the match.

Mazzarri also praised the Napoli player Lorenzo Insigne, who was instrumental in helping Pescara get promoted to the Italian Serie A. TI do not care too much about what others say about us, I just want to get the best out of my players and then see where we are at the end of the season. I am pleased that the players respect me, I have always been relaxed around them. They know how hard tomorrow’s game will be, as we know anything could happen,” said Mazzarri ahead of the match with Pescara.